- Self-government is the rule of a state, community or other group by its members.
An example of self-government is what the colonial people fought for in the American Revolution.
self-government definition by Webster's New World
government of a group by the action of its own members, as in electing representatives to make its laws
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- self-governing adjective
self-government definition by American Heritage Dictionary
- Political independence; autonomy.
- Popular or representative government; democracy.